Dionne's Corner

Thought provoking posts and images of serenity...

September 2010 - Posts

My hubby and I were best friends before we got involved on a romantic level. We got to know each other really well and things just clicked. That's not to say there weren't problems (since there were) and a lot of grief from time to time. One Read More
~ Stick # 7 ~ Although he reached a great position, Wise Lu did not care for earthly things. He brewed instead the pills of heaven, Forging immortality in his earthly crucible. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION This is an extremely good Read More
~ Stick # 11 ~The trees form a green curtain by the river. I sleep in their shade in summer, when the light is long, Watching the swallows take their playful path by, Among the gentle breezes and hanging trees.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONIf you concentrate Read More
~ Stick # 31 ~Two scholars went to the capital for examinations; One passed and stayed, one failed and returned Carrying a letter from his friend. He fell ill, But eventually- thank Heaven! - came home.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYou may be beset with worries Read More
~ Stick # 4 ~The hero was stronger than two bulls. He could cross three rivers in one leap. But all his strength was of no use Against false claims by evil men.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYou should try to be content with what you have rather than overreaching Read More
~ Stick # 63 ~Last time we sailed we lost our compass; Today we set forth to search for it again. Though the first compass was later found, It is no use now and all hope is drowned.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONMisfortune is very close, and your current efforts Read More
~ Stick # 31 ~Two scholars went to the capital for examinations; One passed and stayed, one failed and returned Carrying a letter from his friend. He fell ill, But eventually- thank Heaven! - came homeTRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYou may be beset with worries Read More
~ Stick # 55 ~The Chief Minister was the wisest of all men. Loved by good people; feared by the unjust.He promoted honesty throughout the land And advised the people to attend to their farms.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONTry to attend to your own home rather Read More
Good day to you again ladies and gents!  Once again we seem to have two separate readings.  So without further ado:~ Stick # 63 ~Last time we sailed we lost our compass; Today we set forth to search for it again. Though the first compass was Read More
~ Stick # 16 ~Though his stepmother slandered him to his father's face, The faithful son loved her despite all her faults. When her illness had brought her near the gate of death, He found her medicine and warmed her heart forever.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONAny Read More
~ Stick # 1 ~The Han dynasty began with the fall of a great city; Two generals strove to be the conqueror, One threw up walls around it, but the mightiest Could break them down to claim his throne.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONJust as the general in this Read More
~ Stick # 63 ~Last time we sailed we lost our compass; Today we set forth to search for it again. Though the first compass was later found, It is no use now and all hope is drowned.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONMisfortune is very close, and your current efforts Read More
~ Stick # 36 ~You are ill and caught up in problems, but be calm. Many benefits and riches are waiting for you still.A clever monkey can loose himself from a golden chain, And roam about freely in his mountain home.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONLike the monkey Read More
~ Stick # 10 ~Disease afflicts all folk alike, No matter how upright their conduct. Even a faithful student of Confucius Became a leper and died alone.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONAlthough your personal conduct is good, troubles may lie ahead. Your personal Read More
Just thought maybe everyone could use a smile today!!  Introducing Quackers... And Benji... These are my other babies...amazing that cats and ducks get along isn't it? My happy little forager... Aren't Benji's wings beautiful? Read More
~ Stick # 58 ~One state stood above the other six And sought to conquer the whole of the land. But one man united the six together, And resisted the aggression of the seventh.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis is a very promising fortune, but your fate ultimately Read More
So, I used to do something that drove my husband nuts. I collected strays. We're not just talking animals here (although, I think he could have done without the 20 stray cats I fed every night). I had a nasty habit of finding people who Read More
~ Stick # 37 ~A great scholar knows the laws of Nature, Seeing that as you sow, so shall you also reap. There is no use praying to Heaven for your sins. You will only find redemption in righteous living.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONWords are of no use without Read More
If any of you are like me, this particular retrograde is hitting hard at this point!!  There's still time to turn this one around to your benefit.Here's my favorite astrologer, Robert Wilkinson of the Aquarius Papers, to delve further in the meanings Read More
~ Stick # 5 ~A gale tore apart the garden's flowers, Leaving only broken plants in every bed. Kind folk took pity upon the shattered lawn, Planting new seeds for its rebirth.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONBe cautious in your plans because they can easily go Read More